The NASA Glenn Research Center and the aerospace industry are designing and testing low-emission combustor concepts to build the next generation of cleaner, more fuel efficient aircraft powerplants. These combustors will operate at much higher inlet temperatures and at pressures that are up to 3 to 5 times greater than combustors in the current fleet. From a test and analysis viewpoint, there is an increasing need for measurements from these combustors that are nonintrusive, simultaneous, multipoint, and more quantitative. Glenn researchers have developed several unique test facilities (refs. 1 and 2) that allow, for the first time, optical interrogation of combustor flow fields, including subcomponent performance, at pressures ranging from 1 to 60 bar (1 to 60 atm). Experiments conducted at Glenn are the first application of a visible laser-pumped, one-dimensional, spontaneous Raman-scattering technique to analyze the flow in a high-pressure, advanced-concept fuel injector at pressures thus far reaching 12 bar (12 atm). This technique offers a complementary method to the existing two- and three-dimensional imaging methods used, such as planar laser-induced fluorescence. Raman measurements benefit from the fact that the signal from each species is a linear function of its density, and the relative densities of all major species can be acquired simultaneously with good precision. The Raman method has the added potential to calibrate multidimensional measurements by providing an independent measurement of species number-densities at known points within the planar laser-induced fluorescence images. The visible Raman method is similar to an ultraviolet-Raman technique first tried in the same test facility (ref. 3). However, the visible method did not suffer from the ultraviolet technique's fuel-born polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon fluorescence interferences.